…if you are struggling with chronic illness/pain, remember it’s not your fault. Stop telling yourself these big, not so beautiful, lies and be kinder to yourself. You are already going through a lot, and self-blame will not help you.
When I read this article it resonated with me. I’ve been through this, its easy to self-blame, its easy to listen to your inner voice and believe the big, not so beautify lies. It’s hard to be kind to yourself. My late partner had a phrase…
I wish I could have been more gentle with myself.
If you have a chronic illness or know someone that does, I recommend this article wholeheartedly.
When you are first diagnosed with chronic illness/pain, you are very quickly acquainted with dread and fear which are inextricably linked, in addition to overwhelming anxiety. Chronic illness and pain are something which are uniquely foreign to that which we are accustom to. These are not the flu or a cold, or a twisted ankle from tripping on a dog toy. This is something long term (hence the chronic), for which there is no easy remedy or medicine to cure it. Once you’ve been able to process the diagnosis and conquer the dread, you become more optimistic, regardless if you are naturally pessimistic. I think there is a natural, human desire to want to look at the most positive outcome when you are sick and especially, if you are in pain.
Research mode, typically follows this period of distress and positivity, and when I say research, I mean research. Whatever…
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